Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Methylene Blue may help, unprocessed Methylene Blue may be best avoided.
Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Methylene Blue in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Teleamethylthionine chloride. (A diphenyl amine compound, also classed as an "aniline colour"). C16H18N3SCl. Trituration. Solution.
Methylene-blue consists of small, indigo-coloured scaly crystals with a bronze-like tinge and dark green in transverse fracture. Slightly soluble in water, forming a deep blue solution. It has been used in old-school practice in doses of about three grains in capsules or pills in rheumatism of joints and muscles.
and in rheumatoid arthritis. The kidneys have a distinct attraction for Meth N/A .-b., as it appears in the urine within half an hour of the dose.
the next morning the discoloration was gone. After the four-gramme doses poisoning symptoms appeared.
unconsciousness. stertorous breathing.
feeble pulse. the whole body becoming dark blue. Artificial breathing and stimulants brought the patient round in four hours. Smaller doses were used after that. In eight weeks he came home, cured, to follow his ordinary work. Methyl-violet 1 to 500 and 1 to 1,000 produced equally good results. E. Thomson (quoted H. W., xxxiii. 48), states that Meth.-b. in 1-5 gr. doses, "with equal parts powdered Nux Moschata nutmeg to prevent irritation of the bladder" (a useful item in view of the homoeopathic employment), is valuable in habitual headache and hemicrania. Cardamantes, of Athens, gives 10 to 12 grs. ten hours before an expected malarial attack. He says it is useful in combination with Quinine or when Quinine has failed. Immunity from malaria seems to follow its continued use. It is apt to cause cystitis. In this connection an experience related in H. W. (xxxiii. 566) is important A gentleman who suffered excruciating pains from calculus in the kidney, giving rise to pyelitis and cystitis, derived no benefit from any treatment till his doctor gave him Meth.-b. with occasional doses of Eucalyptus Globulus Eucalyptus. L'Art Médical (Feb., 1900) gives an account of the use of Meth.-b. injection in pleurisies with serous effusion. C. H. Lewis, of New York, first drew off by aspiration 100 cubic centimetres of the liquid, dissolved in this 1 grm. of Meth.-b., and reinjected it into the pleural cavity. The patient soon began to pass greenish urine, and the exudation quickly disappeared, partly from the diuretic effect of Meth.-b., partly from its stimulating action on the pleura. A watery solution is not borne, causing pain and irritation of the pleura. The most definite homoeopathic experience is that of Halbert (H. W., xxxv. 541, quoting Clinique). Utilising the affinity of Meth.-b. for nerve tissues and nerve cells, Halbert has given it in 3x trituration with success in Neuralgias of neurasthenia.
tremor in neurasthenia.
spasticity of hysterial contractions.
trophic disturbances, the result of nerve-exhaustion.≡ show all authors ...
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Causes absorption of pleural effusion.
Stertorous breathing.≡ show all authors ...
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Irritation of the bladder.
Urine greenish.≡ show all authors ...
Turns the patient dark blue.
(Neurasthenia tremors; spastic hysterial contractions.)